From ancient Chinese sages to modern people management practices

Zheng, Connie 2015, From ancient Chinese sages to modern people management practices. In Ura, D.K. and Ordonez de Pablos, P. (ed), Asian Business and Management Practices: Trends and Global Considerations, IGI Global, Hershey, Pa., pp.27-40, doi: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6441-8.ch003.

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Title From ancient Chinese sages to modern people management practices
Author(s) Zheng, ConnieORCID iD for Zheng, Connie
Title of book Asian Business and Management Practices: Trends and Global Considerations
Editor(s) Ura, D.K.
Ordonez de Pablos, P.
Publication date 2015
Chapter number 3
Total chapters 18
Start page 27
End page 40
Total pages 14
Publisher IGI Global
Place of Publication Hershey, Pa.
Summary This chapter reviews the legacy of several ancient Chinese sages (i.e. Guanzi, Hanfeizi, Shangyang, Xunzi, and Yanzi) and explores their thinking of ruling the state and managing the people. The thoughts of the old are compared with those known in the mainstream Western management texts. Striking similarities in thoughts and key organization and management issues of old and new are identified. For contemporary organizations to be successful, essential people-management principles must be espoused to sustain organizations for a long term as to preserve ancient states. Nonetheless, the world is in ceaseless change, dynasties and nations rise and fall as organizations acquire, merge, die, or emerge as new. Despite perpetual principles, management techniques require constant adaptation to meet modern challenges.
ISBN 9781466664418
ISSN 2327-3429
Language eng
DOI 10.4018/978-1-4666-6441-8.ch003
Field of Research 150305 Human Resources Management
Socio Economic Objective 910402 Management
HERDC Research category BN Other book chapter, or book chapter not attributed to Deakin
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